Reading: Connect Literature to the Play

There are many books on local library shelves that contain themes and ideas that are similar to THE CARP WHO WOULD NOT QUIT. Use your play-going experience to introduce and explore new books with your students and to discuss those themes and ideas.

BEFORE SEEING THE HTY PLAY:
READPeace Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald

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Talk about:
Respect: How do the characters in the story show or NOT show respect for each other? How does their attitude help or hurt their relationship?
Peace: Which characters want peace? How do the characters help peace happen?

AFTER SEEING THE HTY PLAY
READThe Last Kappa of Old Japan: a Magical Journey of Two Friends by Sunny Seki

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Talk about:
Friends – Who were the friends in the story? What did they do?
Caring – How did the friends care for each other?
Persistence – How did the friends work to help the world?

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